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Newbie with Toshiba PF2

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by phunt, May 8, 2003.

  1. phunt

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    Hi all,ive just ordered a picture frame 2 from http://www.digital-point.co.uk and according to there site i should receive it tommorow (beleive it when i see it).i was hoping sum1 here could advise me on which connections i should use for each appliance,im gettin the SD330 dvd player and the V652 Video recorder with the set and i also have a PS2 and SKY digital to connect. will i need optical cables and the like for the 5.1? and is svideo better quality than RGB scart?
    Thanx in advance for any advice offered :D
     
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    Right what I would do is connect as follows

    Dvd using Component cable for best picture / Optical cable
    Sky using the 1st RGB using Gold scart lead
    Ps2 using the 2nd RGB as has two sockets that take RGB
    Vcr using non RGB socket

    Also RGB is much better than SVideo , and the Optical cable from the back of the Dvd player to the connection on the back of the Tv that's if you don't use and Amp :smashin:

    I hope this helps


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  3. phunt

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    Thanx m8, thats just wat i was looking for , just 2 questions,which is the component cabl? is it the red,white amd yellow type phono jacks and is there likley to be 2 optical inputs on the set so i can connect the ps2 with optical aswell, thanx again:D
     
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    Yes the Component cable is the same as the Phono leads
    Also the Tv will have 2 Digital feeds , but they will not both be
    Optical , one will be Coaxial
    But you should be able to connect both Dvd & Ps2 using them


    I hope this helps

    :smashin: :rotfl: :smashin:
     
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    Hi

    Thanks for the answer - came on to ask exactly the same thing. Just for clarification, do you mean that an optical cable is superior to component for the DVD if not using an external amp?

    Thanks
     
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    The optical cable will be for transmitting digital audio from the DVD player. The component video cable will transmit the picture (no sound).
    Hope this helps.
     
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    That's correct
    The Component does just the Picture No Sound , and the
    Optical just does the Sound

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  8. phunt

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    Forgive me for being a total noob but i thought the red and white lead was audio and the yellow was video, so do i just use the yellow lead and an optical for sound?
     
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    P.S i got a phone call to say my set would be arriving tommorow between 10 and 2 :):):) awesome service and the cheapest i found on the net aswell @ !1469.00 delivered next day :)
     
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    The yellow video lead carries only a "Composite" signal. This is the lowest quality video signal. Red and White carry a seperate left and right stereo signal.
    To get the best picture out of the tv use either a component video cable or an RGB capable Scart cable - neither of which come with the set. The component cable will not transmit any sound and is arguably the better of the two. The Scart cable will carry stereo sound aswell as picture.
    To get a Dolby Digital 5.1 signal out of the DVD player and into the tv, you need to connect either an optical(fibre optic) digital cable(sold seperately) or a coaxial digital cable. To get started you could just use either the Red, Yellow Or White cable as a coaxial digital cable - if your DVD player has a coaxial output. You maybe better off purchasing a proper higher quality coaxial cable but that is another discussion altogether:D
    Basically component video, coaxial digital and the three cables you have are all phono cables, it's just that have differing electrical characteristics which make them(arguably:D ) better for there specific tasks.
     
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    I'd like to order the same package as you have.. Did the order go OK? Digital Point are quite local to me so I might use them, were they reliable?
     

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